Public Schools First NC is a statewide, nonpartisan organization focused solely on public education issues. We collaborate with teachers, parents, business and civic leaders, students and communities across North Carolina in support of an effective public education system that will prepare each child for life.
Strong public schools are critical for growing our economy and maintaining the vitality of our communities. Our goal is to educate and inform North Carolinians about critical issues that impact our schools, our teachers, and students and to engage all stakeholders in supporting a quality public education system.
Economic Policy Institute: A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity
NC Justice Center: Smart Money – Investing in Student Achievement
Action for Children NC: From Push Out to Lock Up: North Carolina’s Accelerated School-to-Prison Pipeline
CREDO (Stanford University): 2013 National Charter School Study
Annie E. Casey Foundation: Policy Report - The First Eight Years: Giving Kids a Foundation for Lifetime Success
OUR EDUCATE EACH CHILD TOUR WILL CONTINUE IN 2014!
A must-read: What EACH Child Needs to Succeed in School and Life!——— Tuesday, December 17, 2013 – NOON in Greensboro Public Schools Under Attack: A Luncheon with Dr. June Atkinson Click here for more info and to register Know of other educational events happening in your area? Send us an email: email@example.com
READ OUR OP-ED IN THE RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER :
NC POLL SHOWS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS
Learn How Legislative Decisions Will Impact Our Public Schools
Read Public Schools First NC’s Impact of the 2013-15 State Budget
Wear RED for Public Ed Every Wednesday!NCAE and Public Schools First NC are asking everyone in our state to wear red to show their support for public education–EVERY WEDNESDAY. You can also tie red ribbons on your doors, trees, and fences! The General Assembly may not be in session and the school year may be beginning–but we can’t take our eyes off the prize!We ALL must educate our friends and neighbors so they understand how and why privatization efforts threaten to bring public education to its knees.
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